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Cafe Serefe

60 Courtenay Street | Western Cape, South Africa, George 6529, South Africa
+27 44 884 1012
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
60 Courtenay Street | Western Cape, South Africa, George 6529, South Africa
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

My family and i went to Cafe Serefe to celebrate Mommy's birthday and it was a celebration of deliousness for sure! The meat was tender, curries flavorful and aromatic and the ambiance: perfect! You can literally taste the quality! Thank you Chef. The service was...More

Thank Alinca B
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Wonderful welcome with lemon water and turkish delight. Setting and service comfortable. Food delicious, good portions and reasonable prices. Highly recommended

Thank JPFourie
Reviewed 13 April 2018

I visited the restaurant again after a couple of years and boy...I am so...glad I went back again :-) The atmosphere is from out of this world. Not to mention the yummy food and the friendly staff. The waitress suggested that we try the ribs...More

Thank romeok738
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

The absolute best place in the Garden Route for tender, tasty, and abundant ribs. Only offered on Thursday evenings. You will need to book a reservation about a week ahead to insure a table.

Thank Rodney_Poplin
JolindyDreyer, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Serefe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Good day Rodney Thank you for your great review! Happy that you love the ribs and thank you for your support.

Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

I have not visited this restaurant in years, moved to another town. Was always a favourite, but its amazing how the always traditional food has transformed to something completely different. I ordered Lamb pita with tzasiki and salad. The pita was a pre made, doughy,...More

1  Thank ManaoHoana
JolindyDreyer, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Serefe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Dear ManaoHoana, It saddens us to read about your negative experience at our restaurant. Our vision with Kafe Serefe has always been to create a restaurant that offers South African cuisine with a Turkish twist. We enhance the Turkish theme visually with our decor, but...More

Reviewed 7 December 2017

Their menu is exquisite offering dishes you do not easily find anywhere else in the Garden Route. It has a Turkish theme, is warm and cosy and offers belly dancing entertainment

Thank Liz D
JolindyDreyer, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Serefe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Good day Liz! Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are passionate about what we do, and it is always so rewarding to receive positive feedback. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 December 2017

We had a Set Menu arranged and Wow was it fantastic. The staff was friendly and accommodating. After the drinks order and Starters it took a long time for them to take order for mains and the people who didn't have starters was hungry. but...More

Thank Melanita007
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

A great restaurant to visit in George. Lovely atmosphere with friendly and efficient staff. Great menu with adequate wine list. We visited specifically to try their famous rib night and were not disappointed. Large portions with awesome barbecue sauce. Judging by the full restaurant, booking...More

Thank D6148JQstephenl
JolindyDreyer, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Serefe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Wow thank you very much for your kind review! It is always great to hear such positive feedback - hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Considering the amount of food and the quality, the menu is not expensive at all. The starter with fig and camembert was magnificent. Service was great, as was the wine list. Coffee and dessert platter was different but definitely worth a try.

Thank Michelle Bronwy... L
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Claims to be a Turkish restaurant but the meze served was Greek and all the sauces and vine leaves came from the shop downstairs and can be bought in any supermarket. Service and food was mediocre . I have visited Turkey on 3 occasions ,...More

Thank Marie-Lynne B
JolindyDreyer, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Serefe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Good day Marie-Lynne We are sorry to hear that you are disappointed. Having visited Turkey ourselves, we fell in love with the Mediteranean way of life and that is one of the reasons we opened Café Serefe, a Turkish-themed restaurant with South African authenticity. Our...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Courtenay Street | Western Cape, South Africa, George 6529, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  George
  • Phone Number: +27 44 884 1012
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Although Turkish elements are still present in the foods and ambience, the emphasis moved to serving outstanding South African cuisine at the most affordable prices.
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